We’ve all sat in classrooms and watched teachers when we were at school, but do we really know what a teacher does? While it’s a popular belief that teachers only work nine-to-three and have many more weeks of holidays than other professions, a teacher’s job is a challenging one, that goes beyond the classroom.
A teacher’s role extends outside the classroom and into the school community, where they establish and maintain a supportive school environment. Teachers contribute to school planning and objectives, events and the development of resources. Teachers have to do research on not only on topics they teach but beyond, a teacher knows your child’s favourite cartoon character or music-band better than you!
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
Teachers are highly under-paid, considering the kind of stress they take to mould the young minds for a country’s future. But still, they wake-up daily, dress-up and prepare to mould your child better than yesterday!If you’ve ever heard “grown-ups” talking about their work being unfulfilling or boring or lacking purpose, you will never experience that if you become a teacher! Each and every day, you will help more than you hurt, and you will make young lives better. When your head hits the pillow at night, you will rest assured that you have made the world a better place, heart to heart, human to human. Is it risky? Is it hard? Of course. It’s caring for young people. But it is one of the most invigorating and fulfilling things one can do with one’s life. And, to be clear, it is a life, a calling, not a job.